UPPLEMENT TO t JANUARY 15, 1910. CHEYENNE AGENCY, S. D. Dec. 1, 1909. To the Superintendents of the three Catholic Indian schools in South Dakota. Rev. and Dear Fathers. Philip Two Crows is one of my schoolboys. Last Sunday he wrote to your boys and told them what church-songs were known here. He asked your boys what church hymns they knew, stating that the boys here wanted to learn them. Philip wished their songs would be learned by your boys. Thus it would be possible to all the boys who come to the congress to sing together. Philip wrote that in the name of all the boys, because they elected him to write that letter. My girls chose one among them to write your girls a similar letter. Reverend Fathers, I gladly approve of the step my young folks have taken. My reasons are these: 1. On account of that step it can be decided already this win- ■ ter what songs will be sung next summer, and so there will be plenty time to practice them. 2. No doubt, the young folks like to sing together at the con- gress. Therefore that step will encourage them to learn these songs. 3. That step will help them to learn the teaching of Christ still better, as every church-song contains a part of His doctrine. By learning church-hymns, a person learns catechism. 4. That step will assist them to live up to their religion, as almost every church-song con- tains a prayer. Singing is pray- ing. 5. Singing cheers a person up. Church-hymns help us to think of what is good and noble. There- fore that step will prompt the youth to serve God cheerfully. 6. That step will enable our young folks to do the same as their parents do; these have con- gregational singing at eyery general meeting, as there are some songs which they all know, although many of them never went to school. 7. Our heavenly Father likes it much when a great many boys and girls unite their voices and sing such hymns as: 1. Holy God, we praise Thy N. 3. To Jesus' Heart all burning. 3. Daily, daily sing to Mary. Therefore it is true to say, that step will enable our young folks to do something that will please God exceedingly. That's my seventh, last and most important reason. Rever- end Fathers, besides the church hymns we should have yet two other songs; one in honor of the Pope and the other of the Bishop. Shouldn't we? "Long live the Pope," words by Hugh T. Henry, music H. G. Gans, is a nice hymn and is easy to learn it. Fisherman Bros. 7, 11 Bible House, New York, pub- lished it. Price of the vocal part per 100 copies 75cts, Will we take it? On page 151 the Catholic Youth's hymnbook has the song: "Wel- come to our pastor." If we choose that as second one, we leave out the word "pas- tor,"' and put the word "Bishop"' in. The verses of that song are very nice, but the music is hard, it goes way up to the high g. Reverend Fathers, I hope, you know of an other one which is easier. May God grant you a joyful Xmas and also may he give you success during the whole New Year. Very sincerely Yours. John Vogel. CHEYENNE AGENCY, S. D. Nov. 28, 1909. To the boys of Father Martin, St, Francis Mission, Holy Rosa- ry Mission, Immaculate Concep- tion Mission and all the other In- dian schools of South Dakota. Dear Friends. To day the Catho- lic boys of the Cheyenne Agency Boarding School elected me to tell you what follows: We all wish every one of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Our church is a half mile from our school; anyhow we go there every Sunday, and we know well the following songs: 1. Nearer my God to Thee. 2. Holy God we praise Thy name. 3. Accept Almighty Father. 4. Come Holy Ghost, Creator bl. 5. To Jesus Heart all burning. 6. Jesus my Lord my God my all. 7. Oh God I am not worthy. 8. What happines can equal mine 9. Daily, daily sing to Mary. 10. Mother pray for me. 11. Mother dearest, Mother fairest. Dear Friends, please write us and tell us, what church songs you know. If we don"t know some of them we want to learn them and if you don't know some of ours please practice them. Then next congress we all can sing together; that will surely please God. We all hope, that we can shake hands with many of you at our next omniciye tanka. Truly Yours, ■ Philip Two Crows. My dear friends. I wish you the same as Philip did. Here at this school at the commencement exercises, that pupil who is the best in declamation, gets a gold- en medal. Last June Philip Two Crows got it. Sincerely Yours Rev. John Vogel. Cheyenne Agency, S. D. Nov. .29, 1909. To all the Indian girls of South Dakota. Friends. Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you all. 1. Holy God we praise Thy name 2. Nearer my God to Thee. 3. Come Holy Ghost, Creator bl. 4. Oh Lord. I am not worthy. 5. Jesus my Lord, my God my all 6. To Jesus' Heart all burning. 7. Mother dearest, Mother fairest 8. Daily, daily sing to Mary. 9. Mother dear, oh pray for me. 10. What happiness can equal mine. We all know these songs. We sing them the way they are in St. Basil's hymnal; only one excepted, namely: "What happiness can equal mine." Our air to that hymn is on page 42 in the Catholic Youth. We also sing often the offertory hymn; "Accept Almighty Father," Ca- tholic Youth, page 14.1. Friends, should you not know one of those eleven hymns please learn it. No doubt you know some churh songs which we don't. Please tell us a few of those you like especially well; we want to learn them. We hope to meet many of you during our next congress and then we can sing together God's praises. Please answer us also in the Eyanpaha. Yesterday my companions elected me to write this letter. Yours truly Emma White-eagle. In the name of all the catholic school girls at the government Boarding School of this agency. My dear ones, I also wish you a merry Xmas and a happy New Year. Sincerely Yours Rev. John Vogel. Christ, Not Santa Claus. Christmas Is The Feast of the Christ-Child, (Taken from the Catholic Tribune.) Few things reveal so striking- ly the utter thoughtlessness which obtains among many Ca- tholics regarding questions of im- " port, as their attitude toward the Santa Claus-fraud, perpetrated year after year at Christmas time. Many earnest Christian- minded Protestants have put us to shame by their vigorous con- demnation of the foolish custom which centers the Christmas fes- tivities around a plump, overfed grotesque Santa Claus in huge boots, feltcap and immense red ulster. It would seem that even in our days and in our houses ' 'there is no room" for the Christ- Child, our God and our Re- deemer. It may be that Santa Claus is a corruption of St. Nicholas, the friend of children, If so, De- cember the 6th is his day; hav- JANUARY 15. 1910. ing received his due honors then, why should he encroach upon the hallowed domain of the Christ child? Santa Clans, as now con- ceived, does honor neither to St. Nicholas nor to Christ from whose honor and homage he de- tracts by thrusting his own gro- tesque self into prominence dur- ing the Christmas season. Someone may object saying that the Church always retained what was good and useful among the practices of different nations; yes, even heathen practices. Quite true! But she cannot and does not encourage this, Santa Claus cult, which threatens to- supplant in the hearts of the young all tr je conception of the Most Holy Feast of Christ's Na- tivity; to take away the sublime religious character of Christmas and degrade it to 'a day of buf- foonry and merry making. mere insinuation are often worse ST. FRANCIS MISSION, S. D. George Minard than a bare-faced lie. And so Nov. 22, 1909. Bear Shield it is that the grotesque figure of Mitakuyepi. ! Mrs James Stead Santa Claus, this foolish mutila- 1 Rosebud Reservation Thomas Cutchall tion of a Christian idea, slowly ; Sicangu oyanke etanhan taku to- Louisa " but surely weans the child from | na blaotanin wacin. Hekta July Peter Bordeaux the lively faith, the tender eager, 1908 Rosebud el catholic con- Annie '' love, it else should center upon | gress unyuhapi na he ehanl wo- John Dubray the dear Christchild. Gradually j yustan wanji lecel unkagapi. To- Mrs on® token after another of the \ na letan tokata St. Joseph iklu- Ned Duville Catholic Christmas disappears; jwica^api kin hena, Otoiyohi oma- ' Rosalie Hawkman the beautiful Christmas songs, | ka iyohi mazaska okise (50cents) Henry Horse-looking kajujupi ktana mazaska kin hena. George Good Shield un wicasawakan na wayazankapi Joseph Boucher na onsikapi nains wocekiye etki- Foster Thunderhawk like Santa Claus. Pictures and| yaU n wowikiyapi kta eya yu- Hellen Garreaux books designed and published | stanpi. Heon etan le oyanke el Mrs Geo. Knock-off-two for children are mere glorifica- | wanna tona "certificate'- icupi Louisa Flood and the crib are heard and seen no more, and nothing is left but the Christmas tree and the clown - 00 tions of Santa Claus. Christ our na wokajuju econpikin henabla- 1 Oct 3. 1909. Infant Saviour is heard and seen ! otanin kta na hecel tona nahan- ' Henry Stranger Horse no more. And out of sight is rc i wokajuju ecanonpi sni kin Robert Stead" out of mind. I hena slolyakiyapi kta wacin. George Whirlwind Soldier But perhaps the child will hear j Sicangu oyanke el St. Joseph Charles Bordeaux enough of the Christchild at the n a St. Mary owancaya omniciye Agatha Bordeaux sermon in church. Even so! The wan unyuhapi na he wi yamni George Minard Christmas with the Christchild j Santa Glaus cult once established, iyohi wancala omniciye unyuha- Joseph Garneaux our Redeemer, with the sweet \ in the family, propagated and pi na he el St. Jos. ikluwicaka Hellen Garneaux humble poverty of the crib, the glorified in books, in pictures, in wicoran kin he pakiya iyankena fragrance and beauty of the the newspapers and shops, means be el lena oitancanpi. Christmas tree, is a feast day not a triumph over the true Catholic Louis Bordeaux itancan. onlyof Holy Church, but of every belief in Christ our Infant Re- George Gog°ie-eye okihe. loyal Christian family. It should deemer. Why connive with the Chas. Bordeaux treasurer. serve to rouse, vivify and forces of the enemy, at the sub- Daniel Eaglehawk secretary. strenghten in the family & espe- version and destruction of true Rosebud oyanke ataya lena cially in the young, and ardent Catholic belief, by substituting iyohi 50cts wokajuju econpi childlike love for and devotion Santa Claus for the sweet sim- j Jan. 1 1909. to the Redeemer of the world, plicity, love and tender influence ' Daniel Eao-lehawk Old and young, rich and poor, of the Infant Jesus? Mary " " should rejoice in the realization ! How can we fight against the Louis Bordeaux that Christ has come as our Re- dangerous influence of the Santa Julia " deemer, has taken upon Himself Claus cult? Banish him first Frank Janises the helplessness, frailty and from your homes. Restore the Josephine : ' poverty of our human form, that Infant Jesus to His place of hon- f m , Brido-eman by humility and love he might or. Bring the crib; the old Christ- Willie " break the spell of darkness cast mas hymns; the common prayer, Eugene Little upon our race by Original Sin. in which parents and children Annie Little Satan has ever been and is the unite to praise and honor and Laban White archenemy of our race. Envy adore the true giver of all good Lucy !? and hate fill his heart on seeing gifts Christ, our Saviour and Bad Omaha the joy which is ours because of King. \ jy[ rs 3 a( j » Christ. So called men of learn- 1 Avoid purchasing any and all Louise Duville ing and science have sought, by Santa Claus goods in the stores Chas Bordeaux sham science, ridicule and shal- and shops. Let the merchants Agatha " low wit to subvert and destroy know that you discountenance Pete v londra the belief in Christ. Still in the the Santa Claus humbug, and he Mollie '" kingdom of lowly hearts, among will be careful to provide you Osmund Irontail the people, Christ reigns as the with old-fashioned Christian Mrs. " " Saviour, the sweet Christchild, toys, picture-books and trinkets. Timothy Kills Sharp the help, consolation and joy of j Honor to whom honor is due. Julia " " the poor and needy remains the Let not that hard word be heard Aoril 11 1909 center of true Christmas joy. from you: "There is no room." . _ j T _. Alex JJesersa Blasphemy and pseudoscience Let Christ reign in your family t ,, has as yet not conquered the on Christmas day. Let Christ ' „ . .. i , . -, ^, Chas Roubideaux loyalty of the humble hearts of . rei ^ n m ^ our hearts and the. the masses of the people. Hence ! hearts of your children, and as Ma ^ ie He is the Prince of Peace such as Louis Minard new tactics are brougt into play. ±u~ _ u - • . ln k, ,, the world cannot give, will come Mary " Santa Claus is just the thing needed. A slight innuendo, a yours. to you and abide with you and Jos. Garreaux Jr. Hellen Total , $29-00 Ho mitakuyepi, lena he wanna wokajuju ekiknakapi uniyuskin- yan blaotanin na hunr yakajuju- pi sni wicasa nains winyan koya tka hena ecani yakajujupl kta iyececa. Nakun wanjikji kaju- jupi naceca tka wicacaje kin ee maqupi sni, hena tokata omaka blaotanin kta; na ake tona oma- ka 1910 el kajujupi kta heci hena koya ake nayaronpi kte lo. Heon wanna tona St. Joseph na St. Mary henicapi na wowi- cala cante mahel luhapi kin na- kun akantanhan kpazo po. Hehanl Rosebud el 'certificate' icupi kin wanna yamni untapelo. Henry Elk Spirhvface, Joseph Red Tomahawk na Nancy Little, Jacob Fighting Bear tawicu. Heon iyotan rci tona certificate iyacupi kin hena waktayahan unpo, na tapi eya caje owicabla- ke kin hena un wocekiye ewica- kiciyapo, nagi tawapi kin un. Thank you very much for all those who paid their annual fees. Hoping God will bless you all for doing such a good Work. Nitakolapi Daniel Eagle Hawk, Sec. Christmas econhan wawicaqu- pi, qa wayuhapi. Ija nakun iye- hanwaawicakiciktonjapi iyececa. Oranpiya wawicaqu wo, he ta- ku kae wicayaqu kta esta, taku waste, qais wowindagyepica wi- cayaqu kta hecinhan, he wowa- stedake qa kodakiciyapi kin iya- cinpi.